The famous faces on the New Year Honours list – including those from Greater Manchester

The New Year Honours list for 2020 has been revealed, celebrating Brits who have made significant contributions to society.

While the full list this year is dominated by those working in the healthcare profession, on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic, there are plenty of nods for cultural and sporting achievements too.

Famous faces in the worlds of television, film and sport have all been recognised in the prestigious list.

Sheila Hancock will be made a Dame, while other actors to be named on the New Year Honours are Lesley Manville, Toby Jones, Nina Wadia and Corrie’s Sally Dyvenor.

Craig David is set to made an MBE after his successful career comeback.

Lewis Hamilton celebrates another F1 victory
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F1 driver Lewis Hamilton will receive a prestigious knighthood.

Also receiving a knighthood is cinematographer Roger Deakins, best known for his work on films such as Skyfall, 1917 and No Country For Old Men.

Influential makeup artist Pat McGrath says she is ‘delighted and humbled’ to be being made a dame.

There are plenty of familiar local names on the New Year Honours list too – here are those from our region…

Sally Dynevor

Sally Dynevor as Sally Metcalfe in Coronation Street
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Sally Dynevor has been on our screens as Sally Webster since 1986. She has been made an MBE for services to drama.

The actress says she is ‘still in shock’ at the honour, while thanking her family for their love and support.

Sally says: “I am humbled, grateful and very proud to have received this honour. I am still in shock.

“I didn’t believe it was real when I first found out earlier this month that I was to be given an MBE. Keeping it a secret has been so difficult.

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“During the 60th anniversary of Coronation Street I was reminded daily of my time on the show – the young girl in those scenes 35 years ago could only have dreamed of the incredible things that were going to happen in the coming years.

“I am so blessed to have met and worked with some wonderful people, not only on Coronation Street but also through the incredible charity Prevent Breast Cancer, their founder, Lester Barr, and their amazing fundraising team. This honour is as much for them as it is for me.”

Gerald ‘Jed’ Mercurio

Jed Mercurio has been named on the UK Honours list
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The creator of Line of Duty, and one of the UK’s leading television writers, has been awarded OBE.

Jed Mercurio is also the brain behind the fast-based series Bodyguard, and several novels.

He has a raft of awards under his belt for both Line of Duty and Bodies, too.

Professor Michael Wood

Michael Wood
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Michael Wood will be made an OBE for services to public history and broadcasting.

The Moss Side-born historian is well-known for presenting documentary series, including In Search of the Dark Ages, The Domesday Quest, The Story of England, and In Search of Shakespeare.

He is also a Professor of Public History at the University of Manchester.

Peter Warden

Former Olympian Peter Warden will be awarded BEM for his services to athletics in the region.

The 79-year-old competed in the men’s 400m hurdles in the 1964 summer Olympics, and later carried the Olympic torch ahead of London 2012.

Since then, he’s gone on to coach many other athletes in his field.

John McGuinness

Lancs-born motorcycle rider John McGuinness will be made an MBE for services to motorcycle racing.

The sportsman has 23 Isle of Man TT wins to his name, making him the second most successful TT rider of all time.

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